Bring out your romantic side with a sweetheart neckline on your wedding gown
Sweetheart necklines are among the most popular wedding dress additions, mostly due to their name and their flattering shape. The neckline resembles the upper part of a stylized heart with the two curves of its upper lobes forming the bodice, with the notch of the heart in the mid-line. This versatile style can be worn as both, a strapless gown, as well as with sleeves of varying lengths. The style is also popular for its ability to minimize the roundness of the wearer’s face, and is therefore quite frequently preferred by those on the more voluptuous side of the scale.
One of the main things to keep in mind while choosing a sweetheart neckline wedding gown, is the fit of the neckline itself. The sweetheart neckline does possess the potential to look stunning and flattering on any bride, provided the fit is just right. Because of its strapless nature, the gown will become uncomfortable if it is too tight around the bust area, and will cause much discomfort and constant pulling up if it is too loose. It is recommended therefore to go in for multiple trials and fittings to ensure that the dress fits comfortably enough to ensure a snug fit.
Wearing a sweetheart neckline also brings into mind the need to wear the correct innerwear. Be sure to choose flattering and supportive innerwear in the same color as the gown, which provides high support [since the strapless nature of the gown will not permit the usual strap support] and is also designed to remain hidden under the gown. The last thing any bride would want is innerwear peeking out where it does not belong! Innerwear however, is integral especially to this style of gown, especially since the bust area is in focus.
The bottom half of the gown has endless options which will flatter various body shapes. Taller and more slender body shapes will benefit from form-fitting skirts which will accentuate curves and flatter height, while shorter body shapes will gain the illusion of slimness and height by selecting asymmetrical skirt lengths which will lengthen the legs.
Accessorizing a sweetheart neckline is also integral to its overall elegance and aesthetic impact. Those with longer necks can opt for choker style neckpieces which, in turn, will require hair styles to be in the form of a bouffant, ponytail or updo. Those with shorter necks might want to go for longer, pendant style neckpieces and statement jewellery such as tiaras. Brides could also consider adding embellishments such as lace, organza and semi-precious stones to the sweetheart neckline itself, in order to full bring out its elegance and glamour.
Sweetheart necklines on wedding gowns are highly recommended for brides who are modern in taste but romantic by nature. With the correctly-fitted neckline, a flattering skirt, and some statement jewellery to accentuate the elegance of the ensemble, sweetheart necklines will make every wearer look their best on their wedding day.
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